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This free math curriculum is helping over 9,000 math teachers answer the age-old question, “when am I going to use math in real life?” with confidence.

The NGPF Financial Algebra Course engages students with real-world financial applications while maintaining deep mathematical rigor. Each of the course’s 10 units blends one core personal finance topic with one relevant math concept (e.g. Investing and Exponential Functions).

  • Grade Level(s): 9-12
  • Standards Alignment: Jump$tart Financial Literacy, Common Core Mathematics
  • Format(s): Google Drive, Desmos Activities
  • Assessments: 1x Final Exam per Unit, Final Course Exam
  • Cost: FREE, and always will be

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  • Units 1-7 available now. Remaining units released throughout the 2021-2022 school year. See Course Overview for full release calendar.
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View Taxes & Fundamentals of Algebra Unit Plan >

FA-1.1 Fractions & Tax Dollars

FA-1.2 Your Paycheck

 

FA-1.3 What is a Function?

FA-1.4 Types of Taxes

 

FA-1.5 Graphing a Function

FA-1.6 The U.S. Tax System

 

FA-1.7 Piecewise Functions

FA-1.8 File Your Taxes

 
View Checking & Linear Equations Unit Plan >

FA-2.1 How Checking Works

 

FA-2.2 Beware of Banking Fees

 

FA-2.3 Linear Growth Patterns

FA-2.4 Writing Linear Equations

FA-2.5 Graphing Linear Equations

FA-2.6 Online and Mobile Banking

 

FA-2.7 Scatter Plots and Linear Regression

View Saving & Systems of Equations Unit Plan >

FA-3.1 Why Save?

 

FA-3.2 Graphing Systems of Equations

FA-3.3 Writing Linear Equations in Standard Form

FA-3.4 Manipulating Equations

FA-3.5 Challenges to Saving

 

FA-3.6 Strategies to Save

 

FA-3.7 Solving by Substitution

FA-3.8 Solving by Elimination

FA-3.9 Where to Save

 

FA-3.10 Specialized Saving Accounts

 
View Budgeting & Systems of Inequalities Unit Plan >

FA-4.1 Budgeting for Teens

 

FA-4.2 Graphing Linear Inequalities

FA-4.3 Budgeting Strategies

 

FA-4.4 Budgeting Tools

FA-4.5 Graphing a System of Inequalities

FA-4.6 Budgeting for Fixed Costs

 

FA-4.7 Budgeting for Variable Costs

 

FA-4.8 Constraints and Optimization

FA-4.9 Complete a Budget

 
View Intro to Investing & Exponential Functions Unit Plan >

FA-5.1 Why Should I Invest?

 

FA-5.2 Exploring Exponential Growth

FA-5.3 Writing Exponential Equations

FA-5.4 Stocks

 

FA-5.5 Exponential Change

FA-5.6 Bonds, Allocation, and Diversification

 

FA-5.7 Design a Portfolio

 
View Investing Strategies & Exponential Functions Unit Plan >

FA-6.1 Investing in Funds

 

FA-6.2 Types of Funds

 

FA-6.3 Graphing Exponential Functions

FA-6.4 Exponential Regression

FA-6.5 Develop an Investing Strategy

 

FA-6.6 Intro to Logarithms

FA-6.7 Investing for Retirement

 
View Types of Credit & Modeling Functions Unit Plan >

FA-7.1 Credit Basics

 

FA-7.2 Compound Interest Formula

FA-7.3 Auto Loans and Mortgages

 

FA-7.4 Student Loans

 

FA-7.5 Recursive Sequences

FA-7.6 Building an Amortization Spreadsheet

FA-7.7 Credit Cards